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Rosengrants Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship for 2017

 

Harbour, Pearson, Porter, Rosengrants, Karr and Munoz

Harbour, Pearson, Porter, Rosengrants, Karr and Munoz

Courtney Rosengrants submitted the application selected for the Walter Ely Scholarship of $1,000 for 2017 which was presented by the SDS Board of Directors on Monday, May 15th at the Southeastern Development Services offices on South 4th Street in Lamar.

There was a change in criteria for this year’s award, a departure from the earlier essays requirements which began with the first award, seven years ago. Amy Karr, board member, said the selection this year was based on a student’s career or education goals, experience with someone who is intellectually and/or developmentally disabled as well as a brief description of how the scholarship will be applied.

Rosencrants said she has enrolled in a special education class focusing on autism through the online courses available at the University of North Dakota. “I’m a speech-language pathologist assistant at BOCES and following the 18 month course, I intend to remain and work in this area for special education for autism.

The scholarship is named after Walter Ely, a Lamar resident who passed away several years ago. He was noted for his continued efforts collecting discarded beverage cans which were recycled and turned into funds for SDS activities.
By Russ Baldwin

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